We recently covered EnterTheLexicon’s self-titled EP here. We caught up with the band to find out a bit more.
Who are you and what do you do?
Mykl, I play guitar and sing.
Where did the band’s name come from?
It was a phrase that came to us in conversation one day and the idea of naming a band that seemed kinda cool, so we stuck with it.
How did you get started?
I was playing with a couple of guys a couple years back as were the other guys, we sort of got pulled together by a shared love of the same kind of music and a frustration at other kinds. A lot of ‘rock’ music or alternative stuff is becoming just as polished as the crap that’s played a million times everyday on the radio and it shouldn’t be.
What have you got going on at the moment?
We’re about to play a festival in our home city at the end of the week then we’re doing an in store gig at HMV to release the EP which should be pretty cool. We’ve also got a couple of UK tours planned for the summer and maybe a trip out to Europe or across the pond to where our label is based in LA to play a few gigs out there. Busy times, it’s great.
Best experience in the business?
Probably recording our EP with Paul Frost formerly of Zico Chain, a band we were all big fans of. He contacted us, after seeing a live video of us on Youtube, to come down to London and work with him which was fucking awesome.
Why should Soundscape readers care?
Because we pedal no bullshit. It’s honest, raw music.
Tell our readers an interesting fact about yourself?
I once told Billy Connolly a joke, he didn’t fucking laugh.
What’s your writing and recording process?
Writing just sort of happens, I’ll write stuff at home and build it up in my head then we’ll go into our practice room and put together the finished song. Recording is a little different, it’s about trying to capture the energy of live gigs as well as finding and making it all sound like you wanted it to sound when you first wrote it. I think we all really enjoy the recording side of things.
What inspires you?
About a million different bands and artists. Life experiences, emotions, other people, literally everything.
Who are your role models/idols?
I’m not sure we have any idols. There’s a bunch of bands we love so I guess you could say any of those guys and girls are role models. Queens of the Stone Age, Reuben, Brody Dalle, Seether.
Hardest thing about the current business?
Trying to stay afloat and not be disheartened by the amount of disappointment that can come at you. Just got to keep playing and do it for you. Fuck everything else.
What are your future plans?
A ton of stuff! UK tours, Europe and LA tours hopefully, new singles and videos. Its an all systems go kind of vibe at the moment.